History Center


Travel in a time machine to the year 1835

Visitors to the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace in New Bern can be transported back in time by a mysterious device located in the Pepsi Family Center. Guests enter through a portal that features spinning lights, sounds, images and news transcripts that follow their journey back to experience the area as it was in 1835. This virtual trip leads to a section of the museum where hands-on experiences combine with touch-screen exhibits that allow parents and children to work as a team to sail a ship, cook in a colonial kitchen, produce a 19th-century newspaper or distill turpentine and produce naval stores. The North Carolina History Center is a 60,000-square-foot facility that uses interactive technology, living history programs and rotating exhibitions to keep the experience fresh and exciting with each visit.

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, South Front Street, New Bern, NC

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